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The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
Based on 23 traveler reviews
Aug 07, 2014 by: jeffl499 from Alexandria, VA
The Maritime Museum features insights into the rich history of Havre de Grave as well as the exploration and settlement of the upper Chesapeake Bay. One room is dedicated to the evolution of the settlement of this area as the English began to move north from Virginia. The importance of the Bay for fishing and hunting becomes much clearer in reading the story boards. A short, but informative, account of the War of 1812 gives new insights into the attempt by Britain to reclaim its former colonies with the story of the attack on Havre de Grace fascinating. Beyond these two exhibits, there is a hodgepodge of displays that is of limited interest. No admission fee, but suggested $2.00 donation.
A Museum of the area
Jul 27, 2014 by: DaveJoseph from
This is a great spot to understand the nature of the area. The presentations are intelligent and give you a wonderful understanding of the shipping and navigation.
Only thing opened on Saturday morning
Jul 26, 2014 by: MaryBenthere from Media, Pennsylvania
Great introduction to area history. Easy access and parking. Good for a short or long tour depending on your parties energy level.
A Must See In Havre de Grace
May 28, 2014 by: Pat Y from Forest Hill, Maryland, United States
This museum is truly a gem and never fails to amaze. The exhibits are so well done, the docents so knowledgeable, and the entire experience is worth the trip. W e really enjoyed seeing life develop along the banks of the river.
Good for young children!
May 05, 2014 by: Boatguru2 from Annapolis, Maryland
This is a good place to take children who are in pre school to third grade. The exhibits are mostly for this age group and some are interactive. The building is very nice on the inside and you can see the water. It would have been nice to have our questions answered by the woman at the front desk but she referred us to the "signs" in the museum. Bathrooms were clean. Gift shop items were over- priced and dusty. Our groups experience was overall a positive one.
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